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Longtown, Llanveynoe




Sale particulars for Lower House Farm, Llanveynoe near Longtown, issued by the agent, Montague Harris & Co.

2 bed barn conversion / farmhouse for sale

Lower House Farm, Llanveynoe, Longtown, Hereford HR2 0NT









Property description

One of the few traditional and unspoilt farms to be made available upon the open market. Lower House offers a period, character residence ready for refurbishment to reveal a wealth of charm and character. It enjoys a tranquil and private location with fabulous views of the Black Mountains and the surrounding countryside. It is complemented by an excellent range of modern farm buildings and the house itself is flanked by a traditional stone barn. The land is laid mainly to permanent pasture with river meadows running alongside the Olchon River, upon which single bank fishing rights are enjoyed.

Within the land there are also areas of mature woodland and the remnants of a stone barn known historically as Olchon Barn.

Only a short distance from the popular village of Longtown which has an excellent community spirit and is convenient for the towns of Abergavenny and Hay-on-Wye which, in turn, gives further access to Hereford and Brecon.

The more detailed accommodation relating to Lower House Farm can be described as follows:-

The Farm House:- An historic, stone built farm house under a pitched roof with stone tiles and offering accommodation which is ready for refurbishment and improvement yet retaining many original features.

Side partly Enclosed Entrance:- Sitting Room:- 18’8” x 14’6” – stone fireplace with beamed ceiling.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room:- 14’1” x 10’10” – with oil fired Rayburn, double drainer sink unit and electric cooking point. Beamed ceiling and door leading to wide stone spiral staircase which gives access to the first floor.

Entrance Hallway:- With access to the front garden.

Bathroom/W.C: Comprising panel bath, wash basin and low level W.C. Partial tiling to walls and airing cupboard.

Dairy:- 10’10” x 10’6” – with shelving and stone salting slab.

On the First Floor:- Landing with original panelling.

Bedroom 1:- 18’8” x 11’6” – sliding door giving access to storage cupboard.

Bedroom 2:- 19’ x 14’3” – built-in cupboard.

Permanent Staircase giving access to the attic accommodation.

Attic:- 29’ x 17’ – with windows to either end. Please note that most of this room is contained within the roof space.

Outside:- The house is set in very pleasant lawned gardens with beds and borders and mature hedges providing a screen.

Outbuildings:- Traditional Stone Barn:- 46’ x 23’ – with lean-tos to either side providing further storage space and a two bay open fronted wood store.

A Modern Range of Buildings around a concrete and enclosed Stock Yard offering the following:-

General Purpose Implement Store:- 45’ x 30’ – a steel framed construction with concrete floor. Vehicular access to either side and light and power connected. Adjacent to this building are also sheep handling facilities.

General Purpose Stock and Fodder Building:- 60’ x 45’ – steel framed and clad with vehicular access to include a fodder storage area and cattle/sheep housing.

The Land:- The land in all extends to 73 acres or thereabouts and is laid predominantly to permanent pasture. There are also areas of mature woodland and there are two excellent river meadows which run along the Olchon River. The land can also be accessed from the Council maintained roadway which runs along the north east boundary of the farm.

Services:- Mains electricity is connected. Drainage is to a private system. Water is from a private supply. An oil fired Rayburn provides domestic hot water and cooking facilities. Please note that it is not our policy to test services or appliances at the property.

Plan:- A plan showing the boundaries of Lower House Farm is attached to these Particulars with the boundaries outlined in red. The plan is believed to be correct but is produced for identification purposes only.

Tenure and Possession:- We understand that the farm is of freehold tenure and offered on the basis of vacant possession.

Access:- Lower House Farm is accessed via a private road which leads from the Council maintained highway. The first section of this roadway is owned by another party but Lower House has full rights of access over this land for all purposes and at all times, with or without vehicles and livestock.

Outgoings:- We are informed that the property has been placed in Council Tax Band D and the amount payable for 2014/’15 is £1, 521.79.

Single Farm Payment:- The Single Farm Payment is included in the sale of the farm.

Entitlements:- Entitlements are included in the sale of the farm.

Timber and Sporting Rights:- We believe that timber and sporting rights are included in the sale of the freehold but this should be verified by your solicitor.

Price Guide:- £450, 000 - £550, 000

Method of Sale:- The farm is offered on the basis of an informal tender. A Tender document is attached to these Sales Particulars and should be returned to the Abergavenny office no later than the close of business on Friday the 26th of September 2014.

Viewing:- Strictly by appointment with the sole selling agents:-

Montague Harris & Co.

Directions:- From Longtown proceed in a north – westerly direction towards Craswall. Upon leaving the village take the first turning on the left hand side towards Turnant. After about 100 yards there is a left hand bend followed by a right hand bend and opposite this there is a gateway leading to a private lane. Take this private lane and continue along to Lower House.




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